These wedding plans sure have been on the fast track this week, ladies! Mama Martini is mere *hours* away from putting her finishing touches on the invitation calligraphy (previews to come!), and sending them out to greet our wonderful wedding guests. In less than 7 days, the Mr. and I will be heading out to sunny Phoenix (YAY!) to taste our menu, design our custom wedding bands, perform our premarital counseling, *and*… secure our marriage license! HOORAY!
However, there is one *gaping* hole in our wedding plans thus far… The honeymoon! We have less than 80 days left, and no honeymoon booked! If you’re booking your honeymoon at the moment, take a look at Jettly to see if you could hire a private jet for that added luxury! We have gone back and forth on the final destination countless times, before we finally solidified on a destination… Or so we thought.
I’ve spent the morning doing recon on our “finalized” wedding destination, until I came past these little nuggets of information (thanks to the reviews at TripAdvisor):
” The beach is in bad shape. The beach erosion has effected most of the hotels in Riviera Maya. The government plans to repair the beaches in March.”
“The hotel’s beach was small (maybe 150 yards long total) and had little sand, probably due to the strong currents. The small beach meant that the beach chairs were placed inches away from each other so the beach lacked privacy. I felt like I was in Miami or Boca. (See photos attached)”
This was a photo taken of the beach last month. I must say, I’m pretty disappointed. Nothing says romantic beach side honeymoon like elbow-to-elbow beach chair formation and a huge barrier of sand bags, right? Ummmm, notsomuch. My only requirements for said honeymoon were warm weather (no ski vaycays for me, thanks) and a great beach, since I’m not much of a hotel pool person. Looks like we may have a strike out here. I think we would have been better going with a trip to one of the Grand Cayman villas with Exceptional Villas or something like that!
My question for you is this- If married or engaged, were did/will you go for your honeymoon? And for all my fabulous single friends, where would you want to go? I’d love to hear your suggestions!